Spring is finally here and with it comes the miracle of new life in all its splendour!   As our emergency response service starts to get inundated with calls about baby birds, ducklings and cygnets, we get to see some amazing stories of loving and caring members of our community interacting positively with our native wildlife.   Anne Simson, a wildlife lover, was kind enough to share her experiences with ducklings this year. She was lucky to have ducklings hatch in her balcony twice and was

Hi Everyone,  I'm a baby rainbow lorikeet (well technically, a 'fledgling'). You can tell I'm a young'un 'cos my beak is a dark browny color. When I grow up it'll be bright orange. You've probably seen me hanging out recently on the ground in the parks and in silly spots beside the road. DON'T PANIC! I'm usually OK, it's just time for me to learn how to fly. Listen carefully and you can probably hear my mum and dad calling to me from somewhere nearby, making sure I'm safe.  If you think I

Great job by our friends at ARCUE in initiating this successful research project. We’d love to see more wildlife bridges across Australia in years to come! Read the complete article here.  

Ron, the swan from Sanctuary Lakes, who was reported to the Wildlife Victoria's Emergency Response Service when a member of the public saw it entagled in a fishing line, had a very happy outcome today. It required hours on the operating table for the hook to be removed, but has been released back to its home now after recovering.   Thanks to Hantiye who reported the swan to WV, Erica, the Emergency Response Operator, rescue volunteers Marcus and Elaine, Point Cook Animal Emergency and

On Saturday, the first day of the duck shooting season, Wildlife Victoria received a devastating call from a distraught member of the public who was shaking from what she had discovered - the dead bodies of two ducks who had been shot. On closer inspection she realised six ducklings were closely huddled around their dead parents. Thankfully, the majority of the community believe that our native wildlife should be protected, not treated as “sport” and these now orphaned ducklings are in care. It

4th March 2015   Wildlife Victoria is extremely saddened to hear reports of secret culling of koalas which appear to have occurred during 2013-2014. (The news article about this can be found here) While it is known that the koala population in the Otways region in Victoria has been suffering for some time we were unaware that an action plan had been implemented. We sincerely hope that all alternatives were explored before this seemingly drastic step was taken.   “It’s difficult to

Australian Rules Football star Brent Harvey (North Melbourne) becomes ambassador for Wildlife Victoria and we join Brent and the Wildlife Victoria team on animal rescue missions around Melbourne. Read complete article    

17thFebruary 2015   Wildlife Victoria is sickened and appalled by these acts of cruelty inflicted on small animals in the practice of “live baiting”.   Karen Masson CEO with Wildlife Victoria stated. “The greyhound industry, while proclaiming to be clean and legitimate, is clearly and evidently practising abhorrent cruelty in its’ training of greyhounds. The footage shown on four corners clearly exposed the shocking practice of using live animals namely, possums, rabbits and piglets, and